Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Chikkudu kaya Iguru/ Indian Broad Beans Curry


Chikkudu Kayalu - 1/4 th kilo (washed, cut top and tail, remove the strings, take the seeds and keep these in a plate. Now the chop the outer skin into 1 inch pieces, add it to plate, keep these aside)

Green chillies - 2 no. (slit and sliced)
Curry leaves - 1/2 sprig

Onion - 1/2 no. large (chopped finely)

Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp

Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Kashmiri chilli powder - 1 tsp
Home made masala powder - 1 & 1/2 tsp (scroll down to see)

Water - 2 rice cups

Salt to taste
Coriander leaves - handful (chopped finely)

Rice bran oil - 3 tbsp

Chikkudu Kayalu/ Indian Broad Beans


1) Heat oil in a non-stick kadai on medium heat, once heated add green chillies and curry leaves, fry.

2) Add onion, mix well and fry until light brown (I normally cover the dish).

3) Reduce heat to low, and add gg paste and chikkudu pieces, mix well, on top of it put chilli powder, turmeric and masala powder, cover and fry for 5 mins (keep mixing in between).

4) Add water (increase heat to medium, bring to boil) cover and simmer for 10 mins.

5) Add salt to taste and coriander leaves, mix well and cover for 5 mins. Switch off.

6) Leave it on electric stove top for 5 mins (the heat will cook evenly) or check whether cooked or not. Serve.

Serve with Rice or Roti or Puri, Yoghurt and Kobbari Pachadi.


You can add boiled egg to it, boil egg fully remove the shell and score on four sides slightly with a knife, add it when you are adding water to the above curry.


Chikkudu Kayalu = Indian Broad Beans = Papdi

Home Made Masala:

Grind these in coffee grinder into smooth powder - 3 tsp coriander seeds, 1 tsp poppy seeds (white), 6 cloves, 6 cardamom and 1 inch cinnamon. Remaining keep in air tight jar.

© 2009 by Rajani Rayudu


Pooja said...

yummy..noru vurthundi rajani garu..Neeny fry lo koncham endu kobbari add chesthanu..

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Pooja,

Ipude post chesa apude comment rasaru thanks.
Fry chese tattu ayite memu kobari add chestamu, but for this no need. Emo some parts gasalu badulu kobbari vestaru emo interesting!

Chikkudu bale letha vi dorikindi maku nenu e dish almost 12 yrs taruvata NZ lo first time chusthunna, so can't stop in buying them. Kasta padi konna ani
1/2 kilo ni kasta rendu kuralu cheyochu ani na prathyanam :-)


Pooja said...

Fresh vi maaku chala rare ga dorukuthayandi....Pickle pedadamani chusthunnanu..Frozen bagodu ga pickle ki..

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Pooja,

First time Preethi garu blog chusa she did pickle with it. Mana vallu emaina pickle chesestaru :-)



Hi Rajini , love to have that curry rite now. Sometimes to increase the quantity of this broad beans curry i add potatoes and tomatoes and make like a gravy. U can even add methi leaves in it . Tastes like heaven .Try it next time . Here in US its very costly and seeds are lean , we both like big seeds of broad beans. Anyway mee curry ni chusi thinnattu anandistam .


Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Preethi,

Methi vesi epudu try cheyaledu, ma akka she adds potato too chala tasty ga vundi. Farmers market ekadaina vunte cheap vuntundi emo. esari maku koda broad beans dorakaledu while picking ki vellinapudu. I was very eager to cook this time. Very disappointed........


myscrawls said...

Beans curry looks really inviting. Drool worthy :)

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Anu,



Pooja said...

Happy Mothers Day Rajani..

Pooja said...

Forget to tell you..I tried your majjiga mirapakalu Rajani..They tasted great like my grany makes.Thanks for sharing it..Just posting it in my blog..

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Pooja,

Thanks for your wishes.

Thanks for trying it out. I am glad it turned out great


koti said...

hey rajani iam trying it now...

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Koti,

Hope it tasted good!! do leave your feedback :-)